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Woman insulted by Radio Shack receipt
upi ^ | March. 13, 2012

Posted on 03/14/2012 8:02:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono

HILLANDALE, Md.,-- A Maryland woman said she was shocked when she saw her receipt from Radio Shack identified her as an "ugly itch" from "ghettohood, usa, tattoville, Maryland."

Shanae Lewis said she had a disagreement with a salesman at the Hillandale Radio Shack when she purchased a $20 cassette adapter and the salesman told her about Montgomery County's 5-cent bag tax, which she had never heard of because she is from Baltimore, WUSA-TV, Baltimore, reported Tuesday.

Lewis said she argued with the salesman for a few minutes before asking for a refund, which she received along with a receipt.

She said she was shocked to find the words "ugly itch, ghettohood, usa, tattoville, Maryland" typed at the bottom of the receipt.

Lewis said the salesman admitted to typing the words and said he was kidding, but she was not amused.

"I was shocked more so than anything, and then I became angry," Lewis said.

Lewis said she has contacted Radio Shack's corporate office and hopes to get the salesman fired.


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KEYWORDS: maryland; radioshack
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1 posted on 03/14/2012 8:03:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Time to pull up a chair, pop some corn, and watch the show.

Heh.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 8:05:14 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: JoeProBono

Don’t anger your Machine overloards! They talk about you behind your back....Quick look the toaster is laughing at you.. LOL


3 posted on 03/14/2012 8:06:55 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: JoeProBono

Well, she IS an ugly one, and she looks to be from the ghetto.

All in all, he wasn’t misportraying her.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 8:07:14 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JoeProBono

Finally those intrusive Radio Shack questions have a purpose.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 8:09:22 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: JoeProBono

All in fun, all in the hood! If this were a white guy Radio Shack would be filing chapter 11.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 8:09:39 AM PDT by albie
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To: JoeProBono

Lighten up...don’t act like a *itch, and maybe this wouldn’t happen. If that is a pic of the ‘offending’ clerk; this won’t go anywhere.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 8:12:21 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: JoeProBono

In Maryland, no outrage is too small.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 8:13:23 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: JoeProBono

looks like he was being straight up from here


9 posted on 03/14/2012 8:16:57 AM PDT by AnTiw1 ("Where Liberty is, there is my country.")
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To: Tigerized

Sign that guy up for the Bill Maher show.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 8:17:31 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: JRios1968

she aint ugly until Laz says...


11 posted on 03/14/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: JoeProBono

Huh? 5-cent bag tax?! Seriously?


12 posted on 03/14/2012 8:26:47 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: JoeProBono

Definately an insulting receipt, but I knew from reading the title who would have been insulted, based on media reporting patterns.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 8:28:26 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Hatteras

DC had one first, then of course, the good people of MoCo had to follow suit - wouldn’t want to be seen as harming the environment, don’t ya know.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 8:32:03 AM PDT by piperpilot
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To: JoeProBono

Another moment of retail friction brought to us by pointless taxation.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 8:32:17 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: JoeProBono

How long will it be before we find out this receipt was photoshopped too?


16 posted on 03/14/2012 8:35:37 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: JoeProBono

I can’t believe the comments I’m reading on this thread. Are you people serious? Do you in any way at all think that this is appropriate customer service? If this clown worked for me he’d be fired immediately.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 8:38:09 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: JRios1968
Well, she IS an ugly one, and she looks to be from the ghetto. All in all, he wasn’t misportraying her.

Really? That's a comment you want posted in a public place? How would you like it if a store clerk called your wife or your mother a bitch after ringing her up?

18 posted on 03/14/2012 8:39:49 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: pgkdan

Well said. The clerk was way out of line.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 8:41:39 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: JRios1968
Well, she IS an ugly one, and she looks to be from the ghetto. All in all, he wasn’t misportraying her.

Really? That's a comment you want posted in a public place? How would you like it if a store clerk called your wife or your mother a bitch after ringing her up?

20 posted on 03/14/2012 8:42:26 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: pgkdan

If she was being rude to the employee, in my book she loses all rights to not receiving rudeness back.

Eye for an eye.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 8:43:46 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JoeProBono

I hope she succeeds in getting his ass canned.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 8:45:57 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: pgkdan

I agree that if this went down as reported the clerk should
be fired.

I’m wondering how this could have happened - do point-of-sale devices have the ability to allow typed in comments
on the register slip?


24 posted on 03/14/2012 8:46:01 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: JoeProBono

Too bad you can’t vote customers off the planet.
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25 posted on 03/14/2012 8:58:55 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Tigerized

He shouldn’t have done it, and wil lprobably be fired -

But - still - it is kind of funny. Working with the public can really just get to you sometimes.

I can’t see myself doing it = but I can certainly imagine thinking about it!


26 posted on 03/14/2012 8:59:15 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: stylin19a; Lazmataz

They have to be dead three days before Laz rejects them.


27 posted on 03/14/2012 9:01:58 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: JRios1968
If she was being rude to the employee, in my book she loses all rights to not receiving rudeness back.

Sheesh. You'd starve if you had to rely on me for your living.

28 posted on 03/14/2012 9:06:29 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: RitchieAprile
I’m wondering how this could have happened - do point-of-sale devices have the ability to allow typed in comments on the register slip?

You've never been to a Radio Shack, I take it. Yes, they bombard you with name/address/phone/etc. questions, all for their marketing people to exploit. It prints as part of the receipt.

The real question is - does the register allow editing of this information after the transaction is completed?

29 posted on 03/14/2012 9:07:46 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: jakerobins

i toASt therefore i am!


30 posted on 03/14/2012 9:09:16 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: pgkdan

I’ve noticed numerous comments on FR that could be taken in a racists manner. I am for giving people the benefit of the doubt here. But nonetheless, its something I noticed over and over.

I hope if it is not imagined, it is simply the friend of my enemy is my enemy mindset. Since black and brown tend to vote democrat. The country is going to continue to get darker, that is a fact. The white population in the US is barely replacing itself. Its necessary to change hearts and minds. Its necessary to assimilate immigrants. You don’t want to push them into the other camp.


31 posted on 03/14/2012 9:10:00 AM PDT by BJ1
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, they’re taking your name in vain over here, and since I think they mis-spelled the courtesy ping....

LOL


32 posted on 03/14/2012 9:11:19 AM PDT by Politicalmom (Lazamataz for president!! NO MORE RINOS!!)
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To: JoeProBono

har har har


33 posted on 03/14/2012 9:12:30 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: JRios1968

We have no proof of how the woman acted. All we have is the register receipt, which is only proof of the employee’s rudeness. BTW, I would also protest a bag tax.


34 posted on 03/14/2012 9:14:31 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Charles Martel

You’ve never been to a Radio Shack, I take it. Yes, they bombard you with name/address/phone/etc. questions, all for their marketing people to exploit. It prints as part of the receipt.


I pay with cash, give them the name Haywood Jablome, and give them number of our local police. Small pleasures.


35 posted on 03/14/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Charles Martel

Not for years. I usually go to Fry’s for my computer/consumer electronics needs. They
have never asked me for any personal data not needed to complete a sale.


36 posted on 03/14/2012 9:15:54 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: sportutegrl

Fine and dandy. But why protest to the store employee? Why get on their case? Especially, as she admits, for a while before then demanding a refund (which is her right, BTW)


37 posted on 03/14/2012 9:18:28 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, it was dumb on the part of the cashier (firing stupid if you ask me), but the thing’s accurate.


38 posted on 03/14/2012 9:20:15 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Hatteras; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2835760/posts

for real.


39 posted on 03/14/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: JoeProBono

"I got my itch some Gold Bond. Itches Itches LOVE Gold Bond."

40 posted on 03/14/2012 9:22:39 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: JoeProBono

Lost in this kerfuffle is the fact the clerk was correct: There IS a 5-cent tax on plastic bags there.


41 posted on 03/14/2012 9:23:27 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Hatteras

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/02/montgomery-county-bag-tax_n_1179799.html


42 posted on 03/14/2012 9:24:45 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Tigerized

What’s the problem? Looks to me like he was right on target...

.


43 posted on 03/14/2012 9:28:17 AM PDT by flatfish
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To: pgkdan

If this is real, the clerk should be fired.


44 posted on 03/14/2012 9:28:29 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: albie

Hell, if this were a white guy, he’d be executed at sunrise.

.


45 posted on 03/14/2012 9:29:51 AM PDT by flatfish
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To: JoeProBono

UPI is still around?


46 posted on 03/14/2012 9:32:35 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Charles Martel

Hmm...did she tell the clerk to put that information in that way in the hope of threatening a lawsuit for the offense later?

Or is this something the clerk did of his own accord?


47 posted on 03/14/2012 9:37:48 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: JoeProBono
Insult is not injury.

Move along, please.

48 posted on 03/14/2012 9:49:02 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: BJ1
"...I’ve noticed numerous comments on FR that could be taken in a racists manner..." and this, "over and over".

I've noticed numerous comments in school, work, government, military, sports, homes, public transportation, supermarkets, etc. "that could be taken in a racists manner".

If a black man makes a derogatory comment to a black woman about her race, is that racist? If an Irishman calls another Irishman a "mick", is he being culturally insensitive? How about an Italian calling another Italian a "Wop"?

Is this even a transgression to use these words in a discussion of the situation, that is, are they not to be used even when discussing an issue in the same way the "N" word and the "C" word are?

If the answer is that those are not examples of cultural or racial insensitivity, then you must by definition believe there are and should be different speech codes for different groups of people. Do you believe that?

49 posted on 03/14/2012 9:56:01 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: pgkdan

No fooling...


50 posted on 03/14/2012 9:56:54 AM PDT by stormer
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